Contact Lenses Specialist

Paragon Eye Associates -  - Ophthalmologist

Paragon Eye Associates

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Arlington, TX & Mansfield, TX

Thousands of patients rely on Ford Eye Center for their contact lens exams and products in the Arlington and Mansfield, Texas area. The team of experienced doctors at Ford Eye Center is passionate about vision as well as patient convenience, comfort, and quality of life.

Contact Lenses Q & A

How long does it take to get used to contact lenses?

Most patients get used to soft lenses very quickly, sometimes even immediately. Rigid and hybrid lenses can take much longer. Most patients adjust after 2-3 weeks while some patients can never comfortably wear these lenses.

Can contact lenses get “lost” in the eye?

Although this is a very common fear, contact lenses can't get lost behind the eye. However, lenses can migrate above the eye, under the upper lid, especially when worn overnight. This is uncommon and not dangerous. Patients who are struggling to locate a contact lens should call Ford Eye Center, who can retrieve it from under the upper lid if necessary.

Can children wear contact lenses?

As long as the child is responsible enough to care for contact lenses appropriately, they are usually safe for children to wear. The decision should be made by a parent in collaboration with the doctor treating the child.

How long do contact lenses last?

The life of a pair of lenses depends on the type of lens purchased. Specifications can be found in the packaging insert. Some contacts can last as long as a year while others should be disposed of daily.

Are contact lenses safe?

Because contact lenses are considered medical devices, they must pass stringent testing and safety guidelines be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It’s important to note that FDA approval means that contact lenses are safe when used as directed. Failing to replace contact lenses as directed, failing to cleanse them properly, wearing contact lenses for longer than recommended, and wearing torn or damaged contact lenses can damage the patient’s eyes.

What are extended wear contacts?

Extended wear contacts are designed to allow more oxygen to reach the eyes, so they don’t have to be put in every morning and removed every night. Extended wear contacts can be worn for a period of 7–30 days depending on the brand and contact lens.

Can patients who wear bifocals use contact lenses?

Yes. Both bifocal and multifocal contact lenses are available in soft, RGP, and hybrid varieties. Bifocal contact lenses contain 2 separate prescriptions to address refractive errors and age-related decline in vision referred to as presbyopia

Accepted Insurance Providers

At Ford Eye Center, our goal is patient satisfaction. We strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office.

Insurances that need referrals include UHC Health Select, Silberback (NTSP)(AARP MED), HealthSpring, Humana (NTSP), BCBS HMO, and Aetna Medicare Prime HMO (Dr. Ford only).

Aetna
All Savers®
Allied Benefit Systems
APWU
Assurant Health
Boon Chapman
Care Improvement Plus
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Community Care
CoreSource
EyeMed
First Health
GEHA
Golden Rule
Great West Health Care
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